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Kristina Marie Burow, Jeremy S Caldwell, Robert Charles Downs, Scott Allan Lesley, James Kevin Mainquist, Andrew J Meyer, Daniel G Sipes, Mark Richard Weselak: High throughput processing system and method of using. IRM, Timothy L Smith, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, June 24, 2008: US07390458 (103 worldwide citation)

Briefly, the present invention provides a system and method for high throughput processing using sample holders. The system has a plurality of work perimeters, with a rotational robot preferably associated with each work perimeter. At least one transfer station area is provided between adjacent work ...


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Robert Charles Downs, Mark Richard Weselak, James Kevin Mainquist: Gripping mechanisms, apparatus, and methods. IRM, Timothy L Smith, Christopher C Sappenfield, Quine Intellectual Property Law Group P C, August 23, 2005: US06932557 (16 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides grasping mechanisms, gripper apparatus/systems, and related methods. Grasping mechanisms that include stops, support surfaces, and height adjusting surfaces to determine three translational axis positions of a grasped object are provided. In addition, grasping mechanis ...


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James Kevin Mainquist, Robert Charles Downs, Mark Richard Weselak, Andrew J Meyer, Kristina Marie Burow, Daniel G Sipes, Jeremy Caldwell: Specimen plate lid and method of using. IRM, Timothy L Smith, March 18, 2003: US06534014 (15 worldwide citation)

The specimen plate lid is generally a block, with a cover portion and a side portion. An alignment protrusion extends from the side portion and cooperates with an alignment member of the specimen plate to assist in manually or roboticly guiding the lid onto the specimen plate. An underside surface o ...


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Robert Charles Downs, Mark Richard Weselak, James Kevin Mainquist: Gripping mechanisms, apparatus and methods. IRM, Timothy L Smith Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, September 9, 2008: US07422411 (13 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides grasping mechanisms, gripper apparatus/systems, and related methods. Grasping mechanisms that include stops, support surfaces, and height adjusting surfaces to determine three translational axis positions of a grasped object are provided. In addition, grasping mechanis ...


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Joel A Taylor, David Allen Blenc, Robert Charles Downs, James Kevin Mainquist, Goro Tamai, Kyle Kenneth Kinsey: Clutch valving circuit for automatic transmission. General Motors Corporation, Leslie C Hodges, September 3, 2002: US06443277 (7 worldwide citation)

A first clutch circuit for an automatic transmission in a hybrid drive vehicle comprises an apply line extending from a manual valve to a clutch, with a check ball disposed in the apply line operable to move out of the apply line upon upstream fluid pressure, and an exhaust line extending from the a ...


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James Kevin Mainquist, Tracey Lynn Myers, David Allen Blenc: Valve assembly in a hydraulic control for a ratio controller in a power transmission. General Motors Corporation, Donald F Scherer, November 3, 1998: US05829560 (4 worldwide citation)

A hydraulic control has a valve body assembly in which a plurality of control valves are contained. The valve body has separate structures which are secured together by fasteners. Separator plates are positioned between the structure levels to establish flow passages and sealing elements between flu ...


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Kenneth J Micklash II, Robert Charles Downs, James Kevin Mainquist, David Allen Blenc: Hydraulic control for a 5-speed automatic transmission. General Motors Corporation, Leslie C Hodges, December 3, 2002: US06488610 (4 worldwide citation)

An electro-hydraulic control system for an automatic transmission comprises a manual selector valve for operator direction of line pressure fluid to a drive passage when drive is selected or to a reverse passage when reverse is selected. A drive/reverse passage connects the drive passage and the rev ...


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Robert Charles Downs, Scott Allan Lesley, James Kevin Mainquist, Daniel T McMullan, Andrew J Meyer, Marc Nasoff: Multi-sample fermentor and method of using same. IRM, Timothy L Smith, Stacy M Landry, Quine Intellectual Property Law Group P C, October 21, 2003: US06635441 (4 worldwide citation)

A fermentation apparatus is constructed to produce a known and repeatable amount of unpoisoned fermentation product using multiple fermentation vessels. To facilitate further processing compatible with other product processing steps, the fermentation apparatus has an array of sample vessels arranged ...


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Robert Charles Downs, Scott Allan Lesley, James Kevin Mainquist, Daniel Terence McMullan, Andrew J Meyer, Marc Nasoff: Multi-sample fermentor and method of using same. IRM, Timothy L Smith, Christopher C Sappenfield, Quine Intellectual Property Law Group P C, April 20, 2004: US06723555 (2 worldwide citation)

A fermentation apparatus is constructed to produce a known and repeatable amount of untainted fermentation product using multiple fermentation vessels. To facilitate further processing compatible with other product processing steps, the fermentation apparatus has an array of sample vessels arranged ...


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Robert Charles Downs, Mark Richard Weselak, James Kevin Mainquist: Gripping mechanisms, apparatus, and methods. Irm, Quine Intellectual Property Law Group PC, May 6, 2004: US20040086368-A1

The present invention provides grasping mechanisms, gripper apparatus/systems, and related methods. Grasping mechanisms that include stops, support surfaces, and height adjusting surfaces to determine three translational axis positions of a grasped object are provided. In addition, grasping mechanis ...